Used 2011 Chevrolet Equinox

2011 Chevrolet Equinox
List price range
$4,990 - $17,995

Pros

  • Premium look inside and out
  • quiet cabin with lots of storage bins
  • adjustable backseat
  • fuel-efficient four-cylinder.

Cons

  • Not quite as much cargo space as chief rivals
  • some controls difficult to reach
  • numb and uncommunicative steering.

Used 2011 Chevrolet Equinox for Sale

Chevrolet Equinox 2011 LT2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
106,818 miles
Used 2011
Chevrolet Equinox
LT2
List$8,399
Est.Loan: $157/mo
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Chevrolet Equinox 2011 LTZ 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
104,098 miles
Used 2011
Chevrolet Equinox
LTZ
List$10,149
Est.Loan: $190/mo
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Recent Arrival%2521 32/22 Highway/City MPG Awards%3A %2A 2011 IIHS Top Safety Pick Don't miss your chance to SAVE HUGE %2524%2524%2524 at Autoline of VA EASY FINANCING PROGRAMS. Good, Bad, No Credit and 2nd Chance are approved.Just give us a call or fill out loan application We will call you less than 45 mins with the approval. 6 Months Nationwide Power train Warranty is included With the Full Price of the Vehicle.. Equipment Group LTZ,8 Speakers,AM/FM radio%3A XM,CD player,MP3 decoder,Pioneer Premium 8-Speaker System,Radio data system,Radio%3A AM/FM Stereo w/CD Player & MP3 Capability,XM Radio,Air Conditioning,Automatic Climate Control,Automatic temperature control,Rear window defroster,8-Way Power Driver Seat Adjuster,Memory seat,Power driver seat,Power steering,Power windows,Remote keyless entry,Remote Vehicle Starter System,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Four wheel independent suspension,Speed-sensing steering,Traction control,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,ABS brakes,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Emergency communication system,Front anti-roll bar,Low tire pressure warning,Occupant sensing airbag,Overhead airbag,Rear anti-roll bar,Power Tilt-Sliding Sunroof w/Express-Open,Brake assist,Electronic Stability Control,Rear-View Camera System,Delay-off headlights,Front fog lights,Front Halogen Fog Lamps,Fully automatic headlights,Panic alarm,Security system,Speed control,Bumpers%3A body-color,Heated door mirrors,Power door mirrors,Roof rack,Spoiler,Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror,Compass,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Front reading lights,Illuminated entry,Inside Self-Dimming Rear-View Mirror,Outside temperature display,Passenger vanity mirror,Rear seat center armrest,Tachometer,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Trip computer,Deluxe Front Bucket Seats,Front Bucket Seats,Front Center Armrest,Heated Driver & Front Passenger Seats,Heated front seats,Perforated Leather-Appointed Seat Trim,Split folding rear seat,Passenger door bin,18%2522 Machined Aluminum Wheels,Alloy wheels,Rear window wiper,Variably intermittent wipers,3.23 Axle Ratio
Chevrolet Equinox 2011 LS 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
94,864 miles
Used 2011
Chevrolet Equinox
LS
List$8,795
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Chevrolet Equinox 2011 LT2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
107,995 miles
Used 2011
Chevrolet Equinox
LT2
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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Chevrolet Equinox 2011 LT2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
104,174 miles
Used 2011
Chevrolet Equinox
LT2
List$8,965
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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$247 Below Market
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BACK TO SCHOOL SALE!! ALL UNITS MUST LEAVE THE LOT! BRING YOUR DOWN PAYMENT AND DRIVE HOME. WE ARE AN 'A+' BBB AND HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS OVER 11 YEARS. OVER 100+ VEHICLES TO CHOSE FROM AND WE WILL MAKE THE DEAL EXTRA SWEET FOR YOU. COME SEE US TODAY! Internet Prices are based on cash or cashier's check. Our Internet price does not include a $395 Processing fee, Tags, title and FINANCE FEES!
Chevrolet Equinox 2011 LT1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
144,920 miles
Used 2011
Chevrolet Equinox
LT1
List$7,266
Est.Loan: $136/mo
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Chevrolet Equinox 2011 LT2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
109,892 miles
Used 2011
Chevrolet Equinox
LT2
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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Chevrolet Equinox 2011 LT1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
119,490 miles
Used 2011
Chevrolet Equinox
LT1
AutoPlaza
19.8 mi away
List$7,977
Est.Loan: $149/mo
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$219 Below Market
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Our friendly and experienced staff will help you find a vehicle that fits your budget and lifestyle. <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Call us today to schedule a test drive! We look forward to serving you and the community for many, many years! <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">We pride ourselves with being the best local used car dealership that offers not only quality used cars, but also best prices in the area. The combination of quality and value in our cars guarantee that you are getting the best deal on a used car in Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland. 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Chevrolet Equinox 2011 LT1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
175,333 miles
Used 2011
Chevrolet Equinox
LT1
List$4,990
Est.Loan: $94/mo
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Chevrolet Equinox 2011 LT1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
82,433 miles
Used 2011
Chevrolet Equinox
LT1
Y2K Auto Sales
31.4 mi away
List$9,997
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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One Owner; Well Maintained; Clean; Sunroof; Back-Up Camera; Matching Tires; Only 82,000 Miles!! Here At Y2K Auto Sales Great Customer Service Along With A Positive And Welcoming Experience Is Our Priority! We Use Many Pricing Resources To Price Our Vehicles Below Market Value To Ensure Each And Every Customer Gets A Great Deal! The Prices You See Online Are The Same Prices In Store With No Hidden Fees. Tax, Tag, Title, And Dealer Processing Fee $250 (Not Required By Law)&nbsp;Not Included In Listing Price. We Provide Our Customers With A Complementary Bumper To Bumper Warranty (Some Exclusions Do Apply) On Each And Every Vehicle We Sell. All Of Our Vehicles Go Through A Rigorous Inspection Before Being Delivered To Our Customers To Ensure A Quality Used Vehicle. No Additional Charge For Maryland State Inspection. See For Yourself How Our Customers Feel About Us By Reading Our Reviews! We Hope To Make You Our Next Happy Customer!
Chevrolet Equinox 2011 LT1 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
83,156 miles
Used 2011
Chevrolet Equinox
LT1
Godwin Motors
34.3 mi away
List$10,695
Est.Loan: $200/mo
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Visit Godwin Motors online at godwinmotorsonline.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 301-577-0400 today to schedule your test drive. Air Conditioning,Alloy Wheels,Automatic Headlights,Child Safety Door Locks,Cruise Control,Daytime Running Lights,Driver Airbag,Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat,Electronic Brake Assistance,Front Air Dam,Front Power Lumbar Support,Front Side Airbag,Heated Exterior Mirror,Interval Wipers,Keyless Entry,Leather Steering Wheel,Passenger Airbag,Power Windows,Rear Wiper,Second Row Folding Seat,Side Head Curtain Airbag,Steering Wheel Mounted Controls,Tachometer,Telematics System,Telescopic Steering Column,Tire Pressure Monitor,Traction Control,Trip Computer,Vehicle Stability Control System,Voice Activated Telephone,Power Door Locks
Chevrolet Equinox 2011 LS 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
86,422 miles
Used 2011
Chevrolet Equinox
LS
(1)
CarMax
36.1 mi away
List$12,598
Est.Loan: $235/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Chevrolet Equinox 2011 LS 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
99,918 miles
Used 2011
Chevrolet Equinox
LS
List$8,192
Est.Loan: $153/mo
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$225 Below Market
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Chevrolet Equinox 2011 LS 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
91,825 miles
Used 2011
Chevrolet Equinox
LS
Malloy Ford
38.4 mi away
List$10,417
Est.Loan: $195/mo
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**Clean Carfax**, **Warranty**, ***AWD***, **4X4 4WD**, **AM FM CD AUX**. 29/20 Highway/City MPG Odometer is 4077 miles below market average! 2011 Chevrolet Equinox LS 2.4L 4-Cylinder SIDI DOHC 6-Speed Automatic with Overdrive AWD 4D Sport Utility Gold Mist Metallic The Valley's BEST car deals are right here in Winchester!! Contact Malloy Ford Internet Sales at 540-667-4434 or email internetmalloyford@dealer-care.com.
Chevrolet Equinox 2011 LT1 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
93,288 miles
Used 2011
Chevrolet Equinox
LT1
List$17,995
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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A ONE OWNER LOCAL TRADE-IN CERTIFIED CHEVROLET !!!! So clean you'd swear it was new! Gently used, one owner vehicle.4 wheel drive, AWD, Sunroof, cd player, Key less entry, remote start .. Call today to schedule your test driveFor more information or to have more pictures sent to you via text message or email please call or text Rob @301-305-7361
Chevrolet Equinox 2011 LS 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
90,884 miles
Used 2011
Chevrolet Equinox
LS
List$8,988
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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Chevrolet Equinox 2011 LT2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
69,960 miles
Used 2011
Chevrolet Equinox
LT2
List$13,475
Est.Loan: $252/mo
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This is the vehicle for you if you're looking to get great gas mileage on your way to work... Tired of the same dull drive? Well change up things with this fine 2011 Chevrolet Equinox 2LT... Just Arrived*** This Vehicle has less than 70k miles!! Includes a CARFAX buyback guarantee! Classy! All Wheel Drive!!! Optional equipment includes: Front License Plate Bracket...Standard features include: Bluetooth, Remote power door locks, Power windows with 4 one-touch, Heated drivers seat, Automatic Transmission, 4-wheel ABS brakes, Air conditioning with climate control, Cruise control, Audio controls on steering wheel, Traction control - ABS and driveline, 8-way power adjustable drivers seat, Heated passenger seat, Multi-function remote - Remote engine start, Power heated mirrors, Tilt and telescopic steering wheel, Head airbags - Curtain 1st and 2nd row, Passenger Airbag, 2.4 liter inline 4 cylinder DOHC engine, 4 Doors, All-wheel drive, Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 29 and EPA city (mpg): 20, Front fog/driving lights, Tachometer, External temperature display, Compass, Trip computer, Rear bench seats, Reclining rear seats, Intermittent window wipers, Privacy/tinted glass, Rear spoiler - Lip, Rear wiper, Climate controlled - Driver and passenger heated-cushion, driver and passenger heated-seatback, Front seat type - Bucket, Clock - In-radio display, Stability control - Stability control with anti-roll, Remote engine start, Transmission hill holder...
Chevrolet Equinox 2011 LT1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
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Used 2011
Chevrolet Equinox
LT1
List$9,575
Est.Loan: $179/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2011 Chevy Equinox is a stylish and comfortable entry in the highly competitive small-crossover segment. RAV4 and CR-V shoppers should take notice.

vehicle overview

Roomy and graced with an available snappy V6, the previous-generation Equinox had its charms, but it didn't shine brightly enough to surpass its rivals. As a result, Chevy's capable but undistinguished hauler was left to linger on the lots as shoppers flocked to more popular choices from the likes of Honda and Toyota. But thanks to a full redesign last year, the latest Equinox has vaulted up to be a top pick in the small crossover SUV segment.

The 2011 Chevrolet Equinox boasts character and refinement – two traits that were missing in previous-generation models, and indeed many small crossovers in general. With a rear seat that slides back to create an expanse worthy of a prom-night limousine, the Equinox easily counts rear legroom among its strengths. Ride quality is another plus, with the Equinox delivering a stable, well-planted ride. In terms of equipment, the Chevy is fully competitive, with plenty of standard features and some nice upgrades like a hard-drive-based navigation system.

Under the hood you'll find a choice of either a 182-horsepower inline-4 or a 264-hp V6. Both of these engines deliver respectable acceleration, and the four-cylinder is notable for its above-average fuel economy (even though we've found it doesn't quite meet its lofty EPA estimates). Another Equinox selling point is its upscale good looks; the cabin is attractive and expensive-looking and features interior materials quality that's finally competitive with other choices in this segment.

The most significant area in which the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox lags is cargo capacity. The 2011 Honda CR-V and 2011 Toyota RAV4 both boast more total space, which could be a factor if you're frequently using your small crossover to haul lots of stuff. The Equinox also comes across as a bit lifeless to drive when compared to sportier models like the 2011 Kia Sportage and 2011 Mazda CX-7. But in pretty much every other measure that matters -- cabin design, fuel economy, comfort and safety -- Chevy's crossover is a front-runner.

trim levels & features

The 2011 Chevrolet Equinox is a compact crossover SUV available in LS, 1LT, 2LT and LTZ trim levels.

Standard equipment for the LS includes 17-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, air-conditioning, full power accessories, power front seat height adjustment, a sliding and reclining backseat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, OnStar and a six-speaker sound system with CD player, satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack. The 1LT adds tinted rear windows, roof rails, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth and an iPod/USB audio interface. When equipped with the optional V6 engine, 18-inch wheels are added.

The Equinox 2LT gets you the above features plus foglamps, remote ignition, heated front seats, automatic climate control, an eight-way power driver seat, an auto-dimming mirror, a rearview camera (mounted in the rearview mirror) and an eight-speaker Pioneer stereo. The top-shelf LTZ adds automatic headlamps, a power tailgate, rear parking sensors, leather upholstery and driver memory functions.

Many of the standard features found on the upper trims can be added to the lower trims as options. All Equinox trims except the LS can be had with a sunroof. The 2LT and LTZ can further be equipped with a rear entertainment system and a navigation system with voice recognition and digital music storage. The LTZ V6 can be outfitted with optional 19-inch chrome-clad wheels.

2011 Highlights

For 2011, the Chevrolet Equinox's optional V6 now has E85 capability. Enhancements include heated cloth seats on 2LT models and a compass on LS models. A USB port, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and Bluetooth connectivity are now standard on 1LT models, and OnStar service has been upgraded to standard Directions and Connections (providing access to OnStar's navigation and information services) for a six-month trial period.

performance & mpg

Every 2011 Chevrolet Equinox comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine producing 182 hp and 172 pound-feet of torque. Optional on all but the LS is a 3.0-liter V6 good for 264 hp and 222 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come standard with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive is optional. When equipped with the four-cylinder engine, the Equinox makes the 0-60-mph sprint in 9.3 seconds, which is about average for the segment.

An Equinox four-cylinder with front-wheel drive achieves an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined. All-wheel drive lowers these estimates to 20/29/23. An Equinox V6 with front-wheel drive gets an estimated 17/25/20, with all-wheel-drive versions dropping 1 mpg on the highway. As impressive as these numbers are, however, we've noticed that the Equinox struggles more than most vehicles to match these numbers in the real world.

safety

The 2011 Chevy Equinox comes standard with antilock disc brakes (with brake assist), traction and stability control, front seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and OnStar. A rearview camera and rear parking sensors are optional.

The Equinox has not been rated using the government's new, more strenuous 2011 crash testing procedure; however, its 2010 rating (which isn't comparable to the new methodology) was a top five stars for its performance in head-on and side-impact collisions for all occupants. In side-impact and frontal-offset crash testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Equinox earned a top "Good" rating.

driving

Acceleration from the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox's four-cylinder engine is respectable – especially in light of its strong fuel economy -- and should prove satisfactory for most shoppers. The V6 is a good match for those seeking gutsier performance, offering a 264-hp output that marks it as one of the most powerful choices in the segment.

Road and wind noise aren't a problem in the Equinox, which boasts a very quiet cabin at highway speeds. Ride quality is also impressive on interstate road trips, providing a buttoned-down feel indicative of bigger SUVs. Handling is unremarkable and steering is decidedly vague – though we suspect that these two shortcomings won't be an issue for the Equinox's target demographic.

interior

The Chevy Equinox boasts a stylish cabin filled with premium touches. The available two-tone color schemes are eye-catching, and perfectly complement the dashboard's elegant, swooping dual-cowl design. All in all, the Equinox's interior looks more deluxe than that of most others in this segment.

The switchgear for the climate controls and audio system feels substantial, a pleasant departure from the cookie-cutter units found in many other GM models. The downside is that the center console is plagued by a plethora of similar-looking buttons and can be hard for shorter drivers to reach.

As its plus-sized exterior suggests, the Equinox offers a spacious cabin. Adjust the sliding rear seat backward and you'll find rear legroom that's the most generous in this segment; the rear seat also reclines for passenger comfort. There are lots of storage opportunities within the cabin, with the highlight being a huge bin that sits beneath the front row's center armrest. Cargo capacity, however, is not that impressive. There is a maximum 31.4 cubic feet of space behind the sliding backseat; with the rear seat folded, that figure grows to 63.7 cubic feet. As such, the Equinox offers less cargo space than rivals like the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4.


Top consumer reviews

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Why I would purchase Equinox...
chevyequinox1, 3/7/2011
I usually don't write reviews on the websites; however, for the Chevy Equinox-I WILL! Chevy Equinox vs GMC Terrain (side note: thousand or more for the same features on the Equinox, the basic GMC Terrain cost about the same as the LT1 Equinox with extra features) First, MPGs is the common talk on the website; 32 MPGs (not a lie-it is possible driving 50 mph to 60 mph with ECO and RPMS under 2). Side note with the ECO button; keep ECO off when driving in stop and go traffic. Set ECO on when driving at steady speed 55 MPH for miles! Never turn on ECO while trying to reach desired speed... I got 28 MPGs on Highway, 24 City/Highway, and 19 city driving only (1,500 miles on NOX)
Loud engine knock at cold start up.
arveejay, 5/15/2011
The car is very comfortable to drive with lots of leg room. It handles just fine, looks great and rides great. My only concern so far is the 2.4L engine rattle at cold start. It sounds like there is no oil in the engine for several seconds and then quiets right down. Even after dealer changed the oil and filter at 1000 miles the noise is still there. If my dealer can fix the noise before the engine shells out, I'll be very happy with it. I'm sure I won't still have it when the warranty is nearing running out.
This SUV is full of trouble, potentially deadly
Wasim Quddus, 1/28/2016
We got brand new chevy euinox in 2011. I had to take it to dealer twice with engine trouble. My wife drives it -very mildly. It has very low millage. She had it stall in the middle of the road two times. It would just loose power suddenly. She would start it and it would run a little before stalling again. Finally it would not even start. The enigne light would come on. This happened twice. Thankfully she was not in highway when this happened. She also had kids with her. Imagine if this happened in high way at high speed. By God's grace, she and the kids have been spared from horrific accident due to this failure. The car dealership was another unfriendly experience. I took it to the same dealer who I bought the car from. They are so nonchalant about the whole event, as if it is the most expected thing on earth to happen. They were very late diagnosing the problem, leaving us without a car when my wife needed the car for going to work (dont know if that is a bad thing or not, given the nature of its serious trouble). All in all, it has been a very bad experience. I will not look forward to buying another chevy any time soon.
Pile of garbage.
Tom Lamothe, 4/21/2016
I have owned this vehicle for about 18 months. It was purchased off of my parent who bought the vehicle new. In the first 3 years of them owning the vehicle, they had to have several things repairs: Driver's seat, fuel pump/timing chain and some other minor issues. When I bought the car off of them, it was as if a self-destruct button was pushed. Immediately we found rust on the bottom of the rear doors (at 38,000 miles). This was repaired by the dealership under warranty. Shortly after I noticed that the vehicle was losing oil quite rapidly and seemed down on power. After (no lie) 12 visits to dealerships (one of which I refused to deal with any further as they wanted me to drop the vehicle off for the entire day for an oil consumption test), to monitor the oil level, they finally agreed to rebuild the engine (45,000 miles) as well as fix a transmission leak. Upon vehicle inspection, they also "discovered" that the AC condenser was leaking and needed to be replaced and that the rear brakes were "metal on metal" and needed to be replaced. All told there was over $7,000 worth of work done. $700 to replace the condensor. I refused brake replacement, another story, but it turned out that there was more than half of the braking material left and no need whatsover to replace the pads or rotors as we were quoted. one year later and we are back at it. At 58,000 miles, the rear differential is now leaking. The vehicle is still under the mileage for the powertrain warranty but past the time limit by 4 months. This repair was quoted at 600-700 dollars to replace an axle seal. This vehicle is now being traded in as I cannot deal with the sheer level of crap that is the 2011 Equinox. To summarize, 2011 Equinox with a 2.4 L engine only having 58,000 miles has had the following major issues: 1. Burning over 2 quarts of oil per 1000 miles. (Engine rebuilt) 2. Fuel pump and timing chain replaced. 3. Rust repair 4. Transmission leak repair 5. AC condensor leak 6. Seat issue recall repair 7. Rear differential leaking. The other minor issues I have had include random electrical gremlins that cause the auto headlights to come on randomly in direct sunlight, slipping serpentine belt that causes dimming of interior lights on occasion. On the surface this is a great vehicle. The interior is spacious and comfortable, the outside is relatively unobjectionable, It has several higher end features like Satellite radio, heated seats, etc. but the build quality is abysmal. I would not recommend this vehicle to my worst enemy.
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Features & Specs

MPG
22 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
182 hp @ 6700 rpm
MPG
20 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
182 hp @ 6700 rpm
MPG
22 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
182 hp @ 6700 rpm
MPG
22 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
182 hp @ 6700 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat4 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover19.1%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox
Used 2011 Chevrolet Equinox Overview

The Used 2011 Chevrolet Equinox is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include LT1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LT2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LS 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LT2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LTZ 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LTZ 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LS 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), and LT1 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A).

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